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A Grade

#195 of 1,079 Restaurants in Porto
#205 of 1,124 Places to Eat in Porto
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Pizza, European, Portuguese
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Rua de S. Nicolau, 9, Porto, Portugal
223321130
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 226
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  • 187
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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An atmosphere that's fun, friendly & informal. The waiter & owner made us feel welcome & our lack of Portuguese was no problem. The food was....very good, tasty, fresh & well cooked. My one daughter, a veggie was served a bespoke meal which she was very pleased with & my other daughter had sole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice family owned restaurant serving local Portuguese food. We had octopus and sardines and they were simply delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

An atmosphere that's fun, friendly & informal. The waiter & owner made us feel welcome & our lack of Portuguese was no problem. The food was....very good, tasty, fresh & well cooked. My one daughter, a veggie was served a bespoke meal which she was very pleased with & my other daughter had sole which was expertly filleted at our... More 

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Heathcote
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

At the recommendation of Guest House Douro, visited here on a "slow" Monday night. After a very poor but filling lunch at the Majestic cafe we did not need a lot but what a meal. As previously noted it is very much a family affair but that only seemed to add to the attention every patron got. On arrival we... More 

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Margaret River, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our seafood meal of octopus and fresh fish. Small quaint restaurant which was fully booked the first night we tried to dine here. Great atmosphere. Service was quick and friendly. Lovely Portuguese meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very good food . Great owners warm hospitality the seafood was fresh and very good . We had the sardines the grilled shrimp and the prawns in white wine. All was fresh and greatly cooked . Make sure to have a reservation as its a very small place

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New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place does fish right. It doesn't need anything more special than that. We were told to get the baked Octopus here, so we did, and it was the best we had on a 10 day trip through Lisbon (including a few places that grilled it in front of us). The restaurant itself is a tiny place with a lot... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stopped by in the morning to make a reservation for dinner. Good thing, as people were constantly being turned away during the evening. We ordered the fried octopus filet and baked octopus. The fried octopus filets were good, but the baked octopus fantastic. The wait staff was helpful and attentive.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This restaurant shouldn't be listed in the lonely planet guide as a top choice as its diabolical! We booked a table for four for a Saturday night and turned up to be told rudley 'wait on the pavement outside' , no offer of a drink or how long our table would be. 15 minutes later still no avail of our... More 

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Como se diz pelo nosso Português : " Pimenta ....dos outros é canela!. Á comentários que apenas servem para aqueles... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After reading good reviews on trip-advisor we decided to give this place a go. I booked a table on the Thursday evening for the Saturday, our last night. The table was booked for 2030, we turned up about 2020. I informed the waiter of our arrival, he said can you wait in the street on a large slab of stone... More 

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Como se diz pelo nosso Português : " Pimenta ....dos outros é canela!. Ou quando vai um português ....vão dois... More 

Copenhagen
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This restaurant is run by a sweet couple, and you can be sure that much of the food is made like mama would like it to be. But I found it a bit oily and heavy, but delicious. I had the octopus and rice, which I enjoyed, even though it was slightly on the heavy side.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua de S. Nicolau, 9, Porto, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 223321130

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?